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Mississippi State Tuition & Cost

Mississippi State, Mississippi

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Mississippi Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Mississippi State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$110
Room and Board $10,630
Other Expenses Budget$5,410
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Mississippi State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$110
Room and Board $10,630
Other Expenses Budget$5,410

In-state tuition at Mississippi State University for undergraduate students residing in Mississippi is $9,110. Room and board charges total $10,630 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,200 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $110 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $5,410 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Mississippi State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $26,460.

Undergraduate tuition at Mississippi State University is $24,790 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $10,630 for room and board, $1,200 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $110. Students are advised to budget $5,410 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $42,140. This figure is 59.3% higher than what Mississippi residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Mississippi State University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Mississippi State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,025
$30,001 to $48,000$13,553
$48,001 to $75,000$18,449
$75,001 to $110,000$20,432

The average reported annual net price for Mississippi State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,402 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

98% of full-time undergrad Mississippi State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $12,871 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 46% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,503 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $14,937.

Finanical Aid Mississippi State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $12,871 98%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $10,596 90%
Pell Grants $5,074 30%
Other Federal Grants $800 67%
State and Local Grants $2,552 39%
Federal Student Loans $5,503 46%
Other Student Loans $14,937 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Mississippi State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $53,080. The loan balance of $53,080 is a four year multiple of the $13,270 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $563 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $53,080
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $562.74
Total Interest Paid $14,448.36
Sum of All Loan Payments $67,528.36

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Mississippi Residents Non Residents
1 $26,460 $42,140
2 $27,365 $43,581
3 $28,300 $45,071
4 $29,268 $46,612

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Mississippi State University to be $105,840 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Mississippi State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Mississippi Residents $380 $1,140 $1,520
Out of State Residents $1,033 $3,099 $4,132

Estimated cost for a class at Mississippi State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Mississippi State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Mississippi State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176080 IPEDS survey data for Mississippi State University.